Brandon Graham Staying with the Eagles on One-Year Deal
While Darius Slay may be leaving, along with a lot of the Eagles’ free agents, one popular Eagles player is confirmed to be returning. Brandon Graham and the Eagles agreed to a one-year deal, that could be worth up to $6 million, per Tim McManus. Brandon Graham is coming off of a career year. He racked up a career-best 11 sacks, despite playing fewer snaps than ever. He helped the Eagles get back to the 2nd Super Bowl in his time on the team.
Graham is the longest-tenured member of the Eagles. He was drafted by the Eagles back in 2010. He did not start off as popular as he is now. For years Eagles fans were upset the team drafted him over Safety Earl Thomas. But sometime between then, and getting a strip sack to help seal the Super Bowl win, Brandon Graham became one of the most popular Eagles in the city. He has played 178 games for the Eagles. The current franchise leader in games played is David Akers with 188. So as long as Graham stays healthy, he could finish next season as the franchise’s All-Time leader in games played.
H is also currently 4th all times in sacks for the Eagles with 70. He is 6 behind Clyde Simmons, 15.5 behind Trent Cole, and 50 behind Reggie White. So while he could end up 3rd all-time, it will be a bit hard to catch Cole. And impossible to catch White.
Graham told McManus why he decided to stay with the Eagles.
“I definitely don’t want to miss out on this championship that we’re about to make a run for,” Graham told ESPN.
Now Eagles will focus their attention to trying to work out Jalen Hurt’s extension, deciding what other free agents they can bring back, and figuring out what is going on with Darius Slay.
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